Definition of scarce :
1. Alt. of Scarcely
2. Not plentiful or abundant; in small quantity in proportion to the demand; not easily to be procured; rare; uncommon.
3. Scantily supplied ( with); deficient ( in); - with of.
4. Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; stingy.
remarkable, extraordinary, peculiar, scantily, precious, under, excess, exactly, sporadic, shy, precisely, usual, wanting, tight, unique, incomparable, hardly, occasional, near, but, just now, unparalleled, simply, scarcely, just, singular, uncommon, infrequent, unusual, odd, merely, unprecedented, short, big, barely, curious, strange, rare, only
few (part of speech: adjective)
limited (part of speech: verb)
insufficient (part of speech: adjective)
- I scarce knew what I was saying- or what I'm saying now." - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
- O Sir, said she, I am faint; there is scarce life left in me. - "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.
- He had scarce any voice in him, and looked awful bad, and he said he thought he was a- dying. - "Checkmate", Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.